Heartland In Studio

Rhiannon Giddens is a newly minted MacArthur 'Genius'


Rhiannon Giddens performs on Radio Heartland

Before she won a $625,000 grant on Wednesday, Giddens was a frequent guest on public radio programs. Relive her performances as both a solo artist and a member of Carolina Chocolate Drops, including a performance in the studio of Radio Heartland.

Pieta Brown performs in the Radio Heartland studio


Pieta Brown performs at Radio Heartland

Through a series of collaborations by correspondence, Pieta Brown has released a new album titled 'Postcards.' Brown stopped in the Radio Heartland studio to play a few songs and to talk about how the new album came together by sending music by mail.

Lowland Hum perform in the Radio Heartland studio


Lowland Hum perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Lowland Hum -- a folk duo from Charlottesville, Va., comprising Lauren and Daniel Goans -- released their latest album, 'Thin,' in on Feb. 10, 2017. In the run-up to a show at the Dakota in Minneapolis, Lowland Hum stopped in our studio to share a few tunes and to talk about life on the road.

Enter for a chance to see Rhiannon Giddens at the O'Shaughnessy


Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens is touring in support of her 2017 album, 'Freedom Highway,' a nominee for Album of the Year at this year's Americana Festival. Radio Heartland is giving away two pairs of tickets to Giddens' concert at the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium in St. Paul on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Enter by noon Wednesday for your chance to win.

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams perform in the Radio Heartland studio


Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams at Radio Heartland

'Contraband Love' -- the second album from the duo of longtime Nashville musicians Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams -- comes out Friday, Sept. 15. To mark the album's release, Campbell and Williams stopped in the Radio Heartland studio to play songs from the new record and to talk about how the project took shape.

Robinson and Rohe perform in the Radio Heartland studio


Robinson & Rohe perform in the Radio Heartland studio

Robinson and Rohe comprise two classically trained musicians -- Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe -- who perform a unique combination of old-time mountain folk and mid-Twentieth Century jazz. Now touring in support of their new album, 'Hunger,' Robinson and Rohe visited the Radio Heartland studio for a session hosted by Mike Pengra.

David Rawlings performs songs from his new album, 'Poor David's Almanack'


David Rawlings in the studio

David Rawlings is out with a new record, 'Poor David's Almanack,' featuring 10 new, original tunes. The album was released on Aug. 11, and Radio Heartland and The Current were lucky enough to enjoy Rawlings' first radio session in support of the new record. Rawlings is accompanied in studio by Gillian Welch, Paul Kowert, Brittany Haas and Willie Watson -- the same musicians heard on the studio album.